"I should not talk so much about myself if there were any body else whom I knew as well."
-Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Where's the pacifier?

I'm not completely convinced that Eleanor isn't still recovering from our company last week. There have definitely been plenty of "where's the pacifier?" moments in the last week. 
On Saturday we drove the hour to Joplin to go to 2 Friends & Junk, a weekend flea market event at the convention center there. I didn't bother with pictures while we were there, but we found a few fun things to decorate the house and enjoyed the outing (which is good, because we had to wait in line for 45 minutes to buy this wrist band to even get in). 
I wound up sitting in the back seat of the truck with Eleanor on the way back, and she was happy enough to have mom's attention. 
That evening we went to Dottie's to visit with cousins that were in town. In a continuation of "I'm overstimulated, don't look at me", Eleanor wasn't quite her normal chipper self and I only got a few pictures from the evening. 
Nonnie & Corbin
JR sporting his Darth Vader costume.
Drew Vader
Eleanor happily opening a gift...
And loving on her new sock monkey from Robin...
Playing with Jim. She loves a guy with a beard. 
After church on Sunday. "I NEED this pacifier."
Finally being silly, wearing her shirt as a hat. Really, her happy face just lights up the room. 
Reading books with Mac before bed.  (I love how she has her hand back to pet him as he lays beside her.) 
Mom & I went for much needed pedicures and girl time on Monday afternoon, planned perfectly for Eleanor to nap in her Moby wrap. These toes are ready for sandal weather! 
Playing with (aka, chewing on) her sock monkey, again. 
Yesterday was another unexpectedly long day. Grandpa had some electrical problems in his house and what I thought would be an hour or two with the landlord and the electrician turned into 6 and 1/2 hours. Started with a happy baby...
Ended with a overly tired baby & a partial nap with an equally tired Grandpa Whimpy. 
On any other day I would have come straight home, but yesterday was Election Day.  Eleanor provided entertainment for those waiting in line by demonstrating her new razzberry blowing skills. Then she tried to eat my "I voted" sticker. 
This morning my sweet little baby discovered that she can open the kitchen drawers. Uh oh. 
We took Grandpa to do his weekly shopping this morning and then came home for a much needed quiet afternoon at home. I'm holding my baby while she naps and enjoying every second.